Prayer Requests from November 21, 2021

Prayer Requests from November 21, 2021

Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. 1 Chronicles 16:8

Dan & Teri Dupey: Please pray for Levi Sizemore and family. Levi is recovering from a heart attack.

Pam Schoelen: Please pray for all those who are traveling this holiday.

Barbara Altizer: Prayers for Bonnie Boulton. She fell and is hurting from the fall.

Ruby Rude: Joe Mingus had his first surgery and is doing well. Thank you for your prayers.

Ronda Deane: Please pray for my brother-in-law, Dave Bartlett. He had emergency open heart surgery, Saturday.

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: I am thankful for our faithful God who never fails and never leaves us. Praise God.

Margie Waddell: Thank you, Lord for this family of Christians. I am so blessed.

Freda Campbell: Safe travels for all during the holidays.

Tom Chaney: Thank God for my church family.

Terry & Cindy Skinner: Please pray for Terry’s mother, Marilyn Skinner. She is in the hospital with an infection and kidney failure. She also has heart trouble and diabetes.

Scott & Karmen Rouse: Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

Marie Clarke: My daughter-in-law’s brother, Bryce, is recovering well from knee surgery. Thank you for the prayers. Pray for Cory Fitzgerald in ICU from a head-on collision, the driver, her boyfriend was killed. Prayers for the other driver in the hospital. Pray for holiday travelers.

Brad Roberts: Pray for Bob Blackwell Sr. He is in the hospital with fluid around his heart. Bob is 90 years old. But God willing, we’d sure like to have him here a while longer.

 

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Sermon: November 21, 2021

Today I Choose Joy
An Overview of Philippians

Part 4:
“Because Thanksgiving Moves Me from ‘What-Ifs’ to ‘Even-Ifs’”

by Michael Lewis

November 21, 2021

PRINT MICHAEL’S HANDOUT

A Brief History of Thanksgiving in America

Remember: The importance of practicing Thanksgiving always came out of  difficulty .

Message:

1. Rejoicing requires that it be an every day  priority .

A. Rejoices right now.

B. The motivation is found in the Lord.

C. On-going, never stopping, continual rejoicing.

D. Paul then repeats it for emphasis.

 2. Spiritual rejoicing is always coupled with  sweet   reasonableness .

3. Anxiety and joy cannot  co-exist  in a Christian. We must  choose .

 Scriptures: Philippians 4:4-7; 4:11; Galatians 5:16-26; Matthew 6:25-34

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Live Stream: November 21, 2021

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Bulletin: November 21, 2021

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Today’s Worship Outline…

Faithful
King of My Heart
Beautiful One
Family News
Dual Reading of:
Psalm 107:1-2 and Psalm 136:1-9; 23-26
Come into His Presence
Covenant Of Love
I Love You, Lord (offering baskets)
Thank You, Lord (collect “I am thankful for” cards)
Jesus Let Us Come to Know You
Lord’s Supper
Boundless Love
I Am Thankful For
Grateful
Video: Why?
Message: Today, I Choose Joy #4
To God Be the Glory (v1 and 3)
Prayer of Blessings
My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less

Church Family Update…

Newby-ginnings… is a non-profit organization helping Vets in our area. During the holidays, we are collecting one of their most requested items: all sizes of bedding (particularly blankets). Second, we hope some of our church family members will adopt-a-Vet family in our area needing a little help with this Christmas, just sign up in the lobby if you want to be part of this program.  Bedding drive will conclude December 12.

We are trying to get an approximate number on our mission trip to Nicaragua this next March 25 – April 2… We need a $50 deposit by December 5 (even though you can pay now if you wish). But for now we are just trying to get some idea of the interest level. Please let us know on your Communication Card or just tell Michael of your interest. Thanks.

The Frozen Fellowship…Thanks for your great response in making and storing frozen food for families who suddenly need food because of sickness or the unexpected event.  Our freezer was almost empty a few weeks ago, now it is well stocked (see pic). But we do have room for more. The frozen food containers are in the lobby. Thanks again.

New Bible Study Starting… are you an early riser? Mondays at 8am, Brad Roberts will be leading a group Bible discussion at Terra Coffee on Government Way. Please call Brad for more information.

Remember our Sunday morning Bible classes…. Arrty Rude is teaching the adult class on The Judges. Let’s be a part of this opportunity to learn from God’s word.

Happy Thanksgiving… The church office will be closed this coming Thursday and Friday for the holiday. Please call an Elder or minister if you have any emergency where we can help.

Let’s never forget those sheltering at home… It’s easy to look around and see who is missing. Call them, check on them, touch base. Staying in touch is a bigger job than just elders and staff can do well week after week. Please help. If you learn someone is in serious need, let our leadership know. Thanks.

DG Youth News…

A HUGE Thank-you to Steve and Hilda Stoll for hosting this month’s Ignite Fellowship! It is so encouraging for everyone to be able to see how fellowship is built at these gatherings! The food, fellowship, and devo are all vital to our youth! Thank you parents for investing in our youth. Let them be: IGINITED FOR JESUS!

We want to help! Senior Christians, or those who are limited because of illness; we want to rake your leaves, shovel your snow, or help with anything around your house. Just call Christian with any need you have around your house. Our teens want to serve!

The JOB Bible Class continues each Sunday at 9am.

December 10th, 6-8pm
Youth Group Christmas Party
We will have a devo, food, the movie Elf, and a white elephant gift exchange. It will be MERRY!

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Prayer Requests from November 14, 2021

Prayer Requests from November 14, 2021

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble Psalm 46:1

Heath Sande: My grandfather passed away unexpectedly. Please keep our family in your prayers.

Chris & Nichole Rouse: Please keep the healthcare professionals of this nation in your prayers as we will be having to make some difficult decisions in the coming days.

Scott Rouse: Prayers for Karmen her asthma has flared up. Prayers for my mom, Helen with back and health issues.

Marci Nelson: Praise God for our church family. Let us be a light of love for those around us. May they see the love of Jesus in us.

Paul & Katrina Swaim: Please keep the family of our uncle, Ron McKinstry, in prayer for peace and comfort.

Brad & Marie Clarke: Prayers for Steve Merritt in the loss of his wife, Fran. Our daughter-in-law’s brother, Bryce is having knee surgery on Nov. 18. Please pray for Alicia & Austin. She is pregnant and this is their third try after two miscarriages.

AJ Stemmene: Please pray for Sandy & Larry Priddy, and Bob & Irene Clark. Pray for Margie Waddell as my buddie helps downsize her home. Pray for Anne & Dale Moore, and all our brothers and sisters sick and hurting. May they have peace and understanding as only the Lord can give. God Bless y’all.

Dan & Teri Dupey: Continue our prayers for Bob Clark and his healing. Pray for those on the front line of COVID. Pray for our countries’ unity. Thankful for a positive change in my brother Larry’s health and attitude. Please pray for Cindy’s family in the loss of her son, Ben.

Jo Allen: Please pray for my daughter, Mandy and her daughter, Lyric. They are very sick.

Betty Rude: Praying for our leaders, our country, churches, and families. Thank you for your love, grace and being with us.

AJ Stemmene: Please pray for Kelly Watson to find joy!!

Keith & Carole Fredrikson: Please pray for our very ill friend, Gloria, to be baptized. She believes her infant baptism is sufficient. Please pray for God to give me the right words.

Claudia Moberg: Please pray for Gail Guy. She needs surgery to get rid of pre-cancerous polyps. Thank you & God bless you all.

Brad Roberts: For 65 years I have been serving a God called me. Help me get my priorities straight and serve the one and only true God, Jesus the Christ, His Father, and the Holy Spirit.

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: Please pray for my son, Darren Sims. He has COVID.

 

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Sermon: November 14, 2021

Today I Choose Joy
An Overview of Philippians

Part 3:
“Because I Decided to Humble Myself”

by Michael Lewis

November 14, 2021

SCRIPTURES: Philippians 2:1-28; 4:2-3; 1 Peter 5:5; Hebrews 12:2; John 13:1-17

Some changes we can choose to make about ourselves:

1. We need to stop using the ugliest four letter word in the English language:   E   L   F .

2. One of the best gauges of whether we are clothed with humility is The  Gospel .

3.  Humility  is the ultimate test of faith.

When we step  down  Jesus steps  up .

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Bulletin: November 14, 2021

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Today’s Worship Outline…

Theme: Joyful Humility
Let Us Worship
Seek Ye First
Build Your Kingdom Here
FAMILY NEWS
SCRIPTURE READING: Romans 12:9-18
The Greatest Command
I’m Happy Today (pass baskets)
Bind Us Together
Come Share the Lord
LORD’S SUPPER
A Common Love
Humble Yourself
VIDEO: Love Life
MESSAGE: Today, I Choose Joy #3
On Bended Knee I Come
PRAYER OF BLESSING
Our God

Church Family Update…

Just a few days ago was another Veterans Day… We just don’t do enough to express our appreciation of those who serve and have served.

Newby-ginnings is a non-profit organization helping Vets in our area. During the holidays, we are collecting one of their most requested items: all sizes of bedding (particularly blankets).  Second, we hope some of our church family members will adopt-a-Vet family in our area needing a little help with this Christmas (see flier on left), just sign up in the lobby if you want to be part of this program.

Bedding drive will conclude December 12.

We are trying to get an approximate number on our mission trip to Nicaragua this next March 25 – April 2… We need a $50 deposit by December 5 (even though you can pay now if you wish). But for now we are just trying to get some idea of the interest level. Please let us know on your Communication Card  or just tell Michael of your interest. Thanks.

You are invited to the new life group… Sharing Hearts. The November meeting will be Saturday, Nov 20 at 9am in the small auditorium. They will be sharing “thankfulness thoughts” thankfulness scriptures, writing cards of encouragement, prayers, and sharing food. All are invited.

It’s coat time… If you have a new coat or a gently worn coat, consider donating it to our Coat Ministry. We just about have the pantry/coat area organized downstairs; and, you would be surprised how many approach this winter without a coat for themselves or their children.

Remember our Sunday morning Bible classes…. Arrty Rude is teaching the adult class on The Judges. Let’s be a part of this opportunity to learn from God’s word.

Remember the Frozen Fellowship… Containers in the lobby.

DG Youth…

YOUTH DEVO, every Friday 6-8pm

IGNITE! Tonight @ The Stoll’s 4pm. Bible Trivia, Devo, Pulled Pork Sandwiches

JOB, A Study of Suffering, Sundays 9am

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Prayer Requests from November 7, 2021

Prayer Requests from November 7, 2021

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

Ruby Rude: Prayers for my son-in-law, Joe Mingus who is having surgery on the arteries in his neck.

Betty Rude: Thank you for your prayers while I had a light case of COVID and my trip to Arizona and back. God is so good.

Marissa Goodwin: My parents are separating, which caught my brother and myself off guard. We are both grown, my brother is married, but it is still hard for us. We would love prayers for our family as we go through this together. This isn’t something my family has been willing to share, but we need those prayers.

Richard & Becky Essary: Please pray for Gwen Youngblood Mead that her treatments continue to go well for brain cancer recovery.

Larry & Sylvia Slate: Pray for our daughter, Robyn. She had an MRI and has several problems with her hip and back. Praise God, Nancy Gowen is home but still needs prayers.

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: Please pray for Misty Stemmene and her friend, Ryan who has been in the hospital for a few days. Also AJ is not well today. Keep him in your prayers.

Sandra Welch: Thank you to all who prayed for me to get well. And thank you for praying for my daughter, Holly. Her knee has seemed to heal and it doesn’t look like any surgery so far is needed. Please continue to keep in prayer healing for all those still struggling physically, spiritually, and mentally. God loves you and you are so appreciated.

Steve & Hilda Stoll: Nancy Gowen is home from the hospital. Thank you for your prayers of God’s healing upon her! She and Dave are doing well.

Wayne & Debbie Frisbie: Thank you for all the prayers for Jeffery. He is back to work and recovering well. Also Thank you for your prayers for Debbie’s mom. She is doing better!

Rod Bristol: Thank God for healing bodies and relationships!

Dan & Teri Dupey: Good to see Bob Clark here! Pray for Bob! Continued prayers Dave & Nancy Gowen for a rapid recovery. Margie Waddell to have peace in her move. Pray for Sandy Priddy to have less pain.

David & Linda Bruner: My mom, Cloise Green, fell on Wednesday and broke her hip. She had surgery (hip replacement) Wednesday night. She has dementia and that complicates everything. Please pray for her and my sister, Susan Faver.

Scott & Karmen Rouse: Please pray for my cousin, Cindy Slot. She just lost her younger brother and then found out her husband Lew has a mass on his bladder and is in great pain. They just moved to Hawaii and hope to find a good doctor to treat Lew. Continue to pray for Helen. She is still dealing with pain and health issues.

Shirley Deitz: Prayers for Gwen Hauck. She is having back pain and other problems.

Nolan & Emily Moore: Anne is in the hospital with pneumonia. Please pray for her and Dale. Also prayers for us, lots of illnesses passing through our family.

Dale Herboldt: Thank you to Kirk Davidson for his class on Colossians. The class really was useful in so many practical and spiritual ways.

Church office: Please pray for AJ Stemmene. He not feeling well.

 

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Sermon: November 7, 2021

Today I Choose Joy
An Overview of Philippians

Part 2:
“Because Joy is an Outlook I Control”

by Michael Lewis

November 7, 2021

2 Corinthians 11:24-27

16 times Paul mentions the “mind” or “our thoughts.”

What I cannot control must NOT control me.

Philippians 1:12-20

I cannot my circumstances, but I can control my outlook.

The Joy Outlook:

1. Paul didn’t focus on himself but on the mission of Christ.

“And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the gospel. For everyone here, including the whole palace guard, knows that I am in chains because of Christ. And because of my imprisonment, most of the believers here have gained confidence and boldly speak God’s message without fear.”  -Philippians 1:12-14

“But that doesn’t matter. Whether their motives are false or genuine, the message about Christ is being preached either way, so I rejoice.”  -Philippians 1:18

2. Paul’s “joy tank” required constant refilling.

“For I know that as you pray for me and the Spirit of Jesus Christ helps me, this will lead to my deliverance.”  -Philippians 1:19

No jail can keep prayers out and no locked door can keep the Holy Spirit from working within us.

Jesus doesn’t just rule over our chains, but He also rules through our chains.

We can find perspective through prayer and the Holy Spirit.

Qualities of the Holy Spirit for believers:

He is only for believers (JN 14:17)
He reminds believers of God’s Word and what Jesus said (JN 14:26).
He help convict the world of sin (JN 16:8).
He’s guide believers into truth (16:13).
The Spirit has no new message but only help us understand God’s Word (JN 16:13).

3. The opposite of joyfulness is NOT sadness.

The opposite of joy is shame and fear.

Philippians 1:20-21

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by power of the Holy Spirit.”  -Romans 15:!3

 

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Bulletin: November 7, 2021

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Today’s Worship Outline…

Do Lord
Everlasting God
Psalm 34 (Taste and See)
Family News
He Has Made Me Glad
Hide Me Away O Lord
Why Did My Savior Come to Earth? (v.1)
Lords Supper
Why Did My Savior Come to Earth? (during cup v.2)
Never Gonna Let Me Go
Video: Joy Ride
Sermon: Because Joy is an Outlook I Can Choose
Because He Lives (v1 and 3)
Prayer
Firm Foundation

Church Family Update…

We need to start getting an idea of how much interest we have among us about taking the Mission Trip this Spring…

  • The trip is March 2 through April 2.
  • The cost for each member of our congregation is $500 for airfare, room, and board. It’s an all-time great bargain.
  • No unaccompanied teen under the age of 14 may go. If a teen goes, age 14-18 their parents will have to designate in writing their permission for their teen to go on the trip, and the adult on the mission team who will function as their official chaperone.
  • Everyone has to have their own passport to travel outside our country. Being vaccinated is highly recommended. Having a Vaccination Card may well be required by the airlines and/or Nicaragua to gain entry without being required to quarantine, by the time we take the trip.
  • We will need a $50 nonrefundable deposit by December 5th so we can begin negotiating a group rate airfare.
  • BUT, now we need to get a general idea of the interest level as soon as possible. Please let us know your interest on your Communication Card or contact Michael.

Newby-ginnings is a non-profit organization helping Vets to make the transition from their military service back into civil life… We are trying to help these Vets in two ways this holiday season: First, we will have a drive to collect bedding. They particularly need blankets and queen size sheets. But any size bedding will be useful. This bedding drive will go until December 12. 

Secondly, their organization will have dozens of Vets who need just a little help with providing for their families around Christmas. These vets make their requests, Newby-ginnings verifies their need, and then N-G provides their phone numbers so community volunteers may help them. For example, some might request some help in getting a turkey and putting together a holiday meal for their family. Perhaps another Vet needs a little help buying presents for their children. All you have to do is call the number provided and talk to them about how you might best help. There is a sign-up sheet in the lower lobby where you may volunteer to be of Christmas Assistance for Vets.

Thanks to Kirk Davidson for the excellent Bible class on Colossians… Artie Rude begins The Judges next Sunday.

DG Youth…

Do You Need your Leaves raked? Contact Christian! The Youth Group is offering this as a service project for our members 🙂

A huge thank you to everyone who helped our with our Trunk or Treat last Sunday. Everything was safe, went great,   and the kids loved it.

IGNITE!
Sunday, November 14th at the Stoll’s, 4pm
There will be Bible Trivia, a Super Devo, and Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Please RSVP

Other than IGNITE Fridays, there is also a teen devo every Friday in the Youth Barn at 5pm.

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